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Apprentice Case Study - Katie Neale


Katie NealeBusiness Administration Apprentice

South Leicestershire College (SLC)

"I left school wanting to go to work and study an NVQ in Child Care. I found a job in child care at the age of 16 and worked for various companies.

When I was 19 everyone was going to university and studying degrees but I knew this was not for me, so I decided to go to Spain to be a Children’s Rep working a 72 hour week.

I’d come home to the UK for a 6 month break before returning to Spain but in the meantime saw the advert on the website. I wanted to develop my skills further and thought I would give SLC life a chance.

If someone was interested in an Apprenticeship I would definitely encourage them to go for it no matter what their age.

As part of my job, I’m currently part of the Equality & Diversity team as I think it’s important to make people aware that everyone is unique, which sometimes means adapting situations for others.

I have gained a broad range of experience in an office environment which is really useful to have in terms of different jobs for the future."

To find out more about Apprenticeships call our Apprenticeships Team who will be happy to help on
0116 264 3535 or by email: apprenticeships@slcollege.ac.uk, or visit slcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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